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Researching and writing in law (2nd ed.)

Hutchinson, Terry C. (2006) Researching and writing in law (2nd ed.). Thomson Lawbook Co., Pyrmont, N.S.W.

Abstract

The likely readers for this book are lawyers or law students who are involved in researching and writing — whether it be for an undergraduate assignment, a masters by coursework paper, a journal article or a doctoral thesis. My expectation is that they will not necessarily read this book from cover-to-cover, but dip into it and use it when information and ideas are required quickly. The book contains chapters on formulating a research topic, doctrinal and non-doctrinal research methodologies including a brief introduction to social science methodologies for lawyers, basic electronic research techniques, project management and legal writing basics including preparing a research proposal, legal essays, casenotes and research memoranda. There are also extensive research checklists that are useful for locating freely available electronic legal research sources. The jurisdictions covered include Australia, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, England, Canada, United States, European Union, New Zealand, and India.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 6601
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author t.hutchinson@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: legal research training, electronic legal research, academic writing
ISBN: 0455218005
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Thomson Lawbook Co
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 29 May 2009 09:07

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